hi hello there hey
It’s been a while. It’s not like I haven’t been trying. There’ve been health issues, work things, and whatever else along the way but I really have no good excuse for the lack of, well, anything over the past year plus of time. It’s not for a lack of trying. There have been days, weeks, months, full seasons spent staring at a blank monitor, hands rested on a keyboard dusty with misuse, words wanting to come out but stemmed, stopped up, like a bottle of wine flipped upside down but still corked.
There are so many things I want to- no, need to- write, say, record, put out into the world and for some reason I just can’t get them out. Is it laziness (yes?), lack of time or patience (also yes), outside forces conspiring against me (*insert Larry David ambivalent hand wave gif here*), or that dreaded “writer’s block”? I don’t really know the answer myself but I do know that it has to change and it has to change fast.
I’m not getting any younger and time’s not moving any slower so maybe it’s time to throw that plugged up wine bottle on the ground and spill all the brain juice on the pavement (okay, that analogy/metaphor/whatever the thing where you compare one thing to another completely different thing is sorta lost steam but you know what I’m getting at right?)
It’s 2023. My name (at least the one I use for my public face) is Stephen Tetsu and I’m going to accomplish something this year. Let’s get this show on the road.